Theakston Best Bitter

Theakston Best Bitter

Rated 3.029 by BeerPals
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Brewed by T & R Theakston Ltd

Masham, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Style:  Bitter

3.8% Alcohol by Volume

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The definitive English Bitter. This fine, golden coloured beer, now restored to 3.8% ABV, has a full flavour that lingers pleasantly on the palate. With a good bitter-sweet balance this beer has a robust hop character described as citrus and spicy. It’s a refreshing and very satisfying pint – noted for the aroma of its Fuggles and dry hopping strain Golding to add to its characteristic Theakston aroma.

ID: 3397 Last updated 10 years ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank35252
Overall Percentile25.1
Style Rank561 of 838
Style Percentile33.1
Lowest Score1.8
Highest Score3.7
Average Score3.050
Weighted Score3.029
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • JONMOORE 1367 reviews
    rated 3.4 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Cask. This is I suppose a fairly decent amber coloured beer, with balanced hops and malts and a light mouthfeel. But it just has far too little alcohol.

  • ORVALPLEASE 351 reviews
    rated 3.3 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Flat amber in color with a very full head for a bitter. Aroma was a bit stale and non-distinctive. Nice lightly bitter flavor from the hops - malt was decent but a bit sour. A metallic note was present throughout - possibly from the can - strangely enough it wasn't really annoying. Re-reading this review it seems I didn't like it, but that wasn't the case. It did seem to be missing something though - not much charisma.

  • SIGMUND 4248 reviews
    rated 3.7 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Cask conditioned in Northern England. Many British raters seem to hate this beer, but I found it as a very drinkable standard session bitter, with a decent maltiness and acceptable hops. Dusty finish. Maybe not a true masterpiece, but certainly not bad from a well kept cask.

  • BOV 1743 reviews
    rated 1.8 19 years ago

    Aroma: 0 | Appearance: 0 | Mouthfeel: 0 | Flavor: 0 | Overall: 0

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